The most difficult chore in the kitchen is to slice or chop vegetables. The actual process of cooking is not as tedious as the initial step of cutting or chopping the veggies. Today, when time is not a luxury and everyone in the family has to step out before 9 am for their daily work, a food processor or a slicer/shredder becomes extremely valuable. There are a variety of food processors and slicer/shredders in the market today. They come in different price ranges and differ in quality. Among all of them, there is one slicer/shredder that stands out in terms of quality, durability, performance, and convenience. The slicer/shredder that I am talking about is from KitchenAid.
KitchenAid is a stand mixer that comes with a slicer and shredder attachment. It helps you take care of all the slicing and shredding needs. You can cut vegetables and fruits in no time, without any hassle. It is not only easy to cut vegetables and fruits but also convenient to clean the attachments. Take a look at some of the benefits of KitchenAid Slicer/Shredder.
Blades – There are three blades for different cutting needs.
1. Slicing blade of 3mm – This slicing blade can cut zucchini, celery, and cucumber.
2. Shredding blade of 4mm – This 4mm blade can shred firm veggies like carrots. It’s also ideal for shredding cheese.
3. Coarse Shredding blade of 6mm – This 6mm blade can shred veggies like potatoes and cabbage.
Easy Slicing – It has a 2-in-1 food pusher attachment. It can usher both fruits and vegetables of different diameters into the feed tube and can easily slice anything from carrots to celery.
Storage and Packing – It has a storage case which can conveniently store all the attachments and accessories, making it easy to store and you can access it any time when needed.
Cleaning – It is easy to clean. It is dishwasher safe. Place it in the top rack in the dishwasher for cleaning. You can also rinse it with soapy water and wipe it with a clean towel.
Collecting the sliced/shredded vegetables and fruits – The sliced/shredded veggies or fruits are easy to collect in a container or bowl of any size. You can place a container of your choice – small or big, depending on the number of vegetables and fruits that you’re slicing or shredding.
Colour – The color of the KitchenAid Slicer/Shredder is in gorgeous white.
Material type – The material used in making the body of this slicer/shredder is plastic.
Product Dimension and weight – The product dimension is 8.2 x 4 x 6.9 inches, and it is 1.3 pounds in weight.
Easy to use – It is easy to change the blades when required without removing the entire attachment. Also while slicing, you can watch the vegetables and fruits ushered down the feed tube, as the push tube is on top.
Price – It is available at a reasonable price
Now that you know how good KitchenAid Slicer/Shredder is, you should also know few drawbacks of this appliance.
Shredding cheese – Soft cheese can stick on the walls and blades of the shredder. Keep the cheese in the freezer for some time to solidify and then shred it in the shredder.
Spiral the vegetables – This KitchenAid Shredder/Slicer doesn’t have spiraling blades. It cannot be used to spiral vegetables or fruits, but only for slicing and shredding.
Quality of blade – The three blades are for different kinds of vegetables and fruits. If you use a smaller size blade to cut harder vegetables, the metal of the blade will bend.
If you already own a KitchenAid Stand Mixer, you can buy just the Slicer/shredder attachment. The KitchenAid Stand Mixers are compatible with other KitchenAid attachments.
Become a culinary expert with the KitchenAid slicer/shredder and shred and slice vegetables and fruits with precision and consistency. You can make your favorite entrees and salads in master chef style.
This easy to use KitchenAid Slicer/Shredder can be used conveniently and comfortably if you follow the user guide. Here are a few things that you should follow:
1. Do not insert more than two vegetables or fruits at a time in the feed tube. Insert only one vegetable or fruit at a time.
2. Use the feed tube pusher to feed vegetables or fruits into the slicer/shredder. Never use your hand.
3. If food gets stuck in the attachment, turn it off. Remove the food stuck in the attachment and then restart the process of slicing/shredding again.
4. Turn it to speed 4, and then use the right feed tube to insert the food inside the food tube.
5. To change the attachment, always push down the release lever and remove the blade.
The product comes with a user-guide which has a link for demo video and instructions on how to use the product. If you read the user-guide carefully, there shouldn’t be any hiccups in using the product. Do visit – kitchenaid.com/quickstart, for some mouth-watering recipes, guides, and videos on how to use the product, and customer support if you require any assistance.
Recommendation: Those who don’t want to spend too much of their time in slicing/shredding vegetable and fruits, this kitchen appliance is highly recommended. It’s not only ideal for working women but also for college going students who are away from home, staying in hostels. Even men who are away from home can use this to make cooking super easy. A kitchen appliance must have two essential qualities, easy to use and easy to clean.
This KitchenAid Slicer and Shredded comes with both these qualities. Don’t overwork it by pushing down too many vegetables at the same. It is ideal to shred or slice only one vegetable or fruit at a time. If you’re into diets or if you love salads, this is perfect for you. It can slice cucumbers, carrots, beetroots, and any salad vegetables easily. If you’re cheese lover, this can shred cheeses, and you can add them in your pasta, pizzas, sandwiches or anything you love.
It’s easy to cut uniform size vegetables and fruits, and you can take them in your lunch boxes and get praises from your co-workers for the excellently cut veggies and fruits. It is easy to store and doesn’t take extra kitchen space. The gorgeous white color appliance will definitely look fabulous in your kitchen.